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Word of Mouth

Revisionist Holidays

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Holidays don't simply spring into existence - they're conceptualized, created, lobbied for, and passed into law by state and federal lawmakers. On this show, we're looking at the New Hampshire author Sarah Hale, who helped craft the modern traditions of Thanksgiving.  Also, a holiday that's still under construction: Indigenous People's Day.  

  • Historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman talks about the real food traditions of Thanksgiving. Sarah is author of Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine.
  • You Asked, We Answered: What Does NH Author Sarah Hale Have To Do With Thanksgiving?
  • Columbus Vs. The People: The fight to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People's Day 
  • Click here to find more information about the Hall-Kenyon Poetry Prize, which is being awarded to National Book Award-winner Frank Bidart on November 28th at the Capital Center for The Arts in Concord, N.H. 

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